Fatboy Nordic it sounds like we are headed in the same direction. I bought a 1200 custom Sportster about a year ago. I had sold my last bike right before I meet my wife. When I started wanting a bike again but she was against it. She stated she didn’t like bikes. I finally talked her into it. I had been saying that I wanted a HD for a long time. I showed her used ones and got her to check out some new ones at the dealer. My son in law has a Fatboy ( it’s my step daughters husband) so he was helping me convince her how much fun they were. We she finally said if I got the Sportster we she would see how she liked it. So we got it. I put a sissy bar on it and a new seat. Then talked her into short rides. After teaching her how to ride (I had a bit of a time getting her to lean with me) she really started loving short rides (about a hour or two). Well my other son in law started to want a new bike and really liked the Fatboy. This winter he bought a new one. We got the wife to ride on the back of one of the Fatboys and she really liked it. So now I getting a Fatboy and selling the Sportster. I have all ready put money on a 05 and should have the rest by next week. Life is good. She is even getting into the fact that you have to do a little customizing to make the bike you own. I do however have to sell my Sportster, I just could not convince her that I needed two bikes and she has not interested in learning to drive one. I have been riding since I was about 13. I started on the dirt racing and got my first street bike when I was 15. The state I lived in let you get a motorcycle license at 15 at the time. I have been ridding every since. I have had a couple of periods where I was with out one but the addiction took over and I had to get one before long. I rode metric rockets for years. I loved the speed. I had a 650 Triumph bonneville on a chopped hard tail that I road for a while. Man was that thing dangerous to ride. I did try to ride it after a little too much to drink a couple of times but it was so off balance I couldn’t make it far before the guys had to help me back up.